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The Ten Best Opening Shots in Movie History, in One Video Countdown

The Ten Best Opening Shots in Movie History, in One Video Countdown | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
The folks at CineFix—who’ve previously crafted best-of videos for movie montages, heroes, and villains—have returned with another erudite, extremely de ...
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How Football Manager changed the game

How Football Manager changed the game | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
The astonishing success of Football Manager is based on data so accurate it’s used by clubs to rate players and tactics
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The best fiction of 2015

The best fiction of 2015 | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
There were rich pickings from a host of top names including Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Franzen and Margaret Atwood. Plus we said goodbye to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and revisted Harper Lee’s Scout Finch
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The Joy of Six: iconic sports photos | Barry Glendenning | Sport | The Guardian

The Joy of Six: iconic sports photos | Barry Glendenning | Sport | The Guardian | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
From Diego Maradona facing a bevy of Belgians to Muhammad Ali snarling over a stricken Sonny Liston, here are six of the greatest sports images
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Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
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Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’

Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’ | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
In an exclusive, rare interview the notorious artist tells us about his new theme park project, Dismaland, and shares his thoughts on the contemporary art world
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The sometimes fatal attraction of video games

The sometimes fatal attraction of video games | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
As an avid gamer, Simon Parkin was intrigued to discover they were being blamed for a string of deaths in internet cafes. Can the obsession they inspire in people be deadly?
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Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
A Syrian writer revisits the city he attended college in, with sketches by Molly Crabapple.
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The Outing of Drake: Ghostwriting Is As Old As Hip-Hop

The Outing of Drake: Ghostwriting Is As Old As Hip-Hop | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Controversy erupted this week when rapper Meek Mill accused Drake of hiring ghostwriters for his raps, but from The Sugarhill Gang to Dr. Dre, rappers have been using ghostwriters since day one.
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George Orwell, human resources and the English language

George Orwell, human resources and the English language | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
The HR industry misuses language as a sort of low-tech mind control to avert our eyes from office atrocities and keep us fixed on our inboxes
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Taylor, Apple, Tidal and The Politics of the Rip Off

Taylor, Apple, Tidal and The Politics of the Rip Off | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Columnist Eric Harvey digs in on the "freemium" landscape, and the multi-decade history of artists fighting not to be ripped off.
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Zane Lowe, the D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 for Apple

Zane Lowe, the D.J. Scratching Out Beats 1 for Apple | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Mr. Lowe, formerly Britain’s most influential radio jock, is in the mix of Apple’s revamped music strategy.
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Start-up Costs: ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ and How Microserfdom Ate the World

Start-up Costs: ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ and How Microserfdom Ate the World | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
How the vision of computers, the Internet, and the way we see them have changed in books and TV since Douglas Coupland’s novel ‘Microserfs.’
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The best Australian photos of 2015 – in pictures

The best Australian photos of 2015 – in pictures | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most memorable, newsworthy, creative and talked-about images from professional and amateur photographers alike
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Fatal Visions: Fassbender, Welles, Mifune, and All the Great Film Macbeths

Fatal Visions: Fassbender, Welles, Mifune, and All the Great Film Macbeths | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
In Act 4 of Macbeth, the witches show the play’s tragic hero a vision: Eight kings march by in succession, the last bearing a mirror in which are reflected
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Talk About the Weather

Talk About the Weather | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
From “It was a dark and stormy night” to climate-change fiction, novelists have used the weather as a symbol and a warning.
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The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list
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On Instagram, the Summer You’re Not Having

On Instagram, the Summer You’re Not Having | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
The fear of missing out, which has spawned the #FOMO hashtag, seems to have grown more pronounced in the summertime as celebrity groups escape and document their fun on social platforms.
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The Stacks: Jack Kerouac Was the Winston Churchill of the Beats

The Stacks: Jack Kerouac Was the Winston Churchill of the Beats | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Forget William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, the true voice of the Beat Generation was Jack Kerouac. With his life and writing, he defined what this new era stood for.
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An N.W.A. Biopic Heads Straight Into Mainstream

An N.W.A. Biopic Heads Straight Into Mainstream | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Like all too many other hip-hop films, “Straight Outta Compton” focuses on N.W.A’.s struggle to make it, not the success and the reckoning it brings.
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True Detective and the Changing, Divisive Nature of the Aerial Shot

True Detective and the Changing, Divisive Nature of the Aerial Shot | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Post-9/11 and post-NSA, the aerial imparts a new kind of unease, a more ambient dread.
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The end of capitalism has begun

The end of capitalism has begun | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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'Grey,' 'True Detective,' and the Decline of the Alpha-Male Myth

'Grey,' 'True Detective,' and the Decline of the Alpha-Male Myth | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Plumbing the psychic subcurrents of sexual dominance and terrible male behavior in E.L. James's odd new book.
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Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru

Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
They’re young, photogenic, big on Instagram and top bestseller lists around the world – but how much do the new breed of wellness bloggers know about food? Hadley Freeman enters the world of #yummy #avotoast to find out
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A New Theory of Distraction - The New Yorker

A New Theory of Distraction - The New Yorker | Year 12 English Resources | Scoop.it
Still, for all our expertise, distraction retains an aura of mystery. It’s hard to define: it can be internal or external, habitual or surprising.
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